Some people enjoy brunch on Easter Sunday, some people enjoy an Easter egg hunt, some people enjoy celebrating the Easter Bunny with a hearty meal of rabbit. There are a few restaurants around town that allow people to indulge in this pastime, whether stuffed in pasta, baked in a savory pie, cooked on a rotisserie, or thin-sliced and pan-fried scallopini-style. Here are the places in Chicago to indulge in a Easter Sunday rabbit dinner.Read More
Where to Eat Rabbit on Easter Sunday
1. Hopleaf Bar
The cozy tavern will be serving wood-grilled rabbit sausage with braised cabbage and rosemary Yorkshire pudding accompanied by beet mostarda and mustard jus.
2. Bin 36
Those looking for a more homey midwestern Easter dish should be pleased by the braised rabbit stroganoff with dill pickles. The hearty pappardelle should send any diner off on a comfortable Sunday night.
3. Mercat a la Planxa
Fans of stuffed pasta should try the rabbit agnolotti with roasted chestnut puree for dinner. Also on the menu is an elegant saffron-infused broth with chicken, lobster, chorizo and of course, rabbit.
Try a couple bites of rabbit and apricot sausage along with Brian Jupiter's other selections of charcuterie. For a main entree finish out your Easter Sunday with a hearty gumbo filled with duck andouille, rabbit and oysters.
5. Billy Sunday
Checking out the new Logan Square bar could be a nice reprieve from all of the Easter necessities. Grab a cocktail, a pot pie with braised rabbit and a buttermilk biscuit and pat yourself on the back for a holiday weekend done right.
6. Crazy Pot
For those who may have over-indulged this weekend, the slow-cooked rabbit soup in their house Chinese herbal broth could be one of the best Eastern Easter cures in the city.
7. Atwood Café
The rabbit scallopini with haricot verts and fennel at Atwood Café, coupled with pleasant service and comfortable atmosphere, should serve diners seeking an Easter-appropriate meal well.
8. The Peasantry
Simple and delicious, the rabbit pasta with house-made egg noodles should be a hit for those looking for a no-pressure meal and drink this Easter Sunday. The modern yet comfortable ambience should put those who may be a little too full from brunch at ease.
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9. Longman & Eagle
The $5 pretzel and Welsh Rarebit from the Logan Square cocktail bar could be a convenient excuse that's appropriate for the holiday, in addition to the Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. It also could be another reason to enjoy some interesting food or partake in the extensive bourbon list. Just don't overdo it and end up having to buy a room.
10. City Tavern
Grab a friend and a beer and try the braised rabbit leg with wild mushroom and leeks to finish out your Easter Sunday in the warmth of this old-school tavern.
11. Cafe Spiaggia
For a more relaxed version of Spiaggia with still-upscale food, check out Cafe Spiaggia on Easter Sunday. Among the holiday options is a tagliatelle with rabbit bolognese, parmigiano reggiano and sage for $18.
12. La Brasa Roja
This Irving Park Latin spot dishes up whole and half rabbits rotisserie-style for those looking to sprinkle some spice on the Easter Bunny. They come with rice, potato, cassava, plantain, and salad.